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Honey is one of nature’s most miraculous dressings for burns, ulcers, and even open wounds. The good news is that you can use honey to heal. The best news is that
honey is very easy to use.
Now that the weather in 2018 has finally warmed up, more of us are outside working in our gardens, farms and around the house. Along with all the new activity usually comes cuts, burns and even severe wounds
This time of year doctors usually see a rise in outdoor injuries because folks aren’t ready to get back at outdoors work after spending a long winter inside with
For cuts, scrapes and minor punctures, honey is a no-brainer. This means having a jar in your medicine kit.
For deeper wounds and abscesses, clean up the injury site thoroughly. I always use tea tree oil for this. Then use honey to heal by filling the would cavity. Next, use a dressing pad to keep out dirt and other infections as well as to keep the honey at the wound site.
Changing the dressing once daily is usually all that’s required. If the wound generates a significant amount of drainage, then more frequent changes may be necessary. Rule of thumb: Change the dressing once every five days until the drainage stops.
I love honey because it’s inexpensive and readily available. The gauze dressing pads will cost you more than the honey. Some of the best and least expensive dressing pads are panty liners and sanitary napkins. Many manufacturers now have an adhesive backing, which makes them even more convenient.
Finally, Don’t purchase over-processed (almost always overheated and over filtered) honey found in your grocery store. A much better option would be to use raw, unheated honey from a local farmer or health food store. Always shop “local” if you can. There’s usually a beekeeper in every community.